CIS men's soccer Saturday roundup
Photo credit David Moll
FREDERICTON - Officially renaming Chapman Field, BMO Centre
today, the UNB Varsity Reds men's soccer team fell 4-0 to the Saint
Mary's Huskies in a one-sided affair.
Source: UNB Sports Info
SUDBURY, Ont. - September 17th saw a hard fought game in Sudbury as the Laurentian Voyageurs triumphed over the division leading Carleton Ravens by a score of 2-1. The Voyageurs overcame the physical play of the Ravens and a strong second half showing proved enough to take the 3 points.
The first half saw Carleton have a majority of the possession, with Laurentian staying strong at the back thanks to good communication by the defensive line. The 15th minute saw a dramatic save by Georgetown, Ontarios Matt George. The 65 goalkeeper was at full stretch when he parried a fizzing free kick around his right post to keep the scoreboard level. This was the case for much of the first half with George making some pivotal stops. The Voyageurs were not without chances of their own with the forwards combining for a couple of solid tests for the Ravens goalkeeper. However, despite Laurentians efforts, the breakthrough came in added time at the end of the first half, when Ravens midfielder Joey Kewin ( London, Ont.) drove the ball into the back of the net from close range to give Carleton the 1-0 lead at half time.
The second half saw a rejuvenated Voyageur side take the field and it wasnt long until they had the equalizer. Sudburys own Dieri Drame was taken down just inside the penalty area and the Voyageurs had a chance to pull back from the penalty spot. Davor Alisic (Charlottetown, PEI) made no mistake from the spot, burying his attempt in the back of the net to level the score. At this point, the intensity rose and this became evident when Ravens defender Alex Pelchat (Ottawa, Ont.) and Drame (Sudbury, Ont.) were both dismissed from the game after an altercation occurred between the two. Matt George once again made his presence felt after a strong challenge from a Ravens forward which saw the two players exchange pleasantries and as a result, the players each received yellow cards. Persistent play from Laurentian forwards finally paid off with the go ahead goal coming in the 65th minute. A favourable bounce saw Stephen Fattore (Brampton, Ont.)capitalize from close, making it 2-1 Laurentian. Kewin provided some more good offence for the Ravens but more stellar saves from goalkeeper Matt George helped the Voyageurs hold on for a hard fought victory.
When asked about the game, coach Castrechino has this to say: It was a hard battle, and the team needs to gain some confidence. After two successive defeats it was nice to comeback against the division leading team and have things go our way towards the end. All in all, an enjoyable game to be witnessed by all with an enthused crowd guiding Laurentian to a record of 2-2-2 for the season.
Source: Laurentian Sports Info
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Brock University men's soccer team (2-3-0 OUA) scored a late goal to down the Waterloo Warriors (1-5-0 OUA) by a score of 2-1 on Saturday at Brock.
Waterloo opened the scoring in the 27th minute when sophomore Jesse Bean (Waterloo, Ont.) got just enough on the ball to push it past the outstretched arms of Brock senior goalkeeper Ryan Toale (Brampton, Ont.).
In the 44th minute, Brock tied the game 1-1, when sophomore striker Kosta Krajisnik (Niagara Falls, Ont.) caught the Waterloo goalkeeper Hansel Paico-Avilez (Oakville, Ont.) off guard, striking a ball from 35 yards out that curled under the crossbar.
Brock won the game in the 75th minute, when Krajisnik made a nice pass to freshman Sam Orlando (Woodbridge, Ont.) who buried a shot past Paico-Avilez into the bottom right-hand corner.
The Badgers defensive unit of junior Aaron Walsh (Burlington, Ont.), sophomore Kenji Nicks (St. Catharines, Ont.), sophomore Anthony Frucci (St. Catharines, Ont.) and freshman Alex Nazartchyk (Niagara Falls, Ont.) played tough the entire 90 minutes challenging the Warriors offense each posession.
Toale recorded two saves for his second win of the season, while Paico-Avilez registered seven saves in the Warriors loss.
The Badgers next action is Sunday, September 18th at 3:15 pm when they travel to Waterloo to take on the Laurier Golden Hawks.
Source: Brock Sports Info
CALGARY - The Dinos men's soccer team emerged victorious in
their home opener on Saturdayat the West Varsity Soccer pitch
against the visiting Lethbridge Pronghorns, defeating their
southern Alberta rivals 2-1.
Source: Calgary Sports Info